Pope John Paul II: A Tribute

Pope John Paul II: A Tribute

by Robert Sullivan, Time-Life Books Editors, Life Magazine
     
 

Karol Wojtyla's extraordinary life was influenced by the events of the twentieth century, and, as Pope John Paul II, he influenced events in turn. Born in southern Poland, Karol entered seminary under Nazi occupation, served as a cleric under Communist domination, and rose int he Church to the rank of Cardinal. In 1978, he emerged as John Paul II, the first

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Karol Wojtyla's extraordinary life was influenced by the events of the twentieth century, and, as Pope John Paul II, he influenced events in turn. Born in southern Poland, Karol entered seminary under Nazi occupation, served as a cleric under Communist domination, and rose int he Church to the rank of Cardinal. In 1978, he emerged as John Paul II, the first non-Italian pope in more than four centuries. John Paul II has traveled more miles than all previous popes combined and has brought the worldwide population of Roman Catholics to a billion strong. This is a beautiful tribute to arguably the most important pope of the millennium and a legend in his own time.

A dramatic life is captured in words and extraordinary pictures, including photographs shared with LIFE by Karol Wojtyla's old friends in Poland, seen here for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821226773
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.26(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.66(d)

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